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ostly free because in the last 200 years america has come a long ways from no plans no problem. for a texas snow. we'll see you next sunday. "america's news headquarters" is next. >> have a good one. >> i'm chris wallace. we have the results of the cpac straw poll. and a hot comemodity in the republican race. scott walker. >> you shot to the top of the polls in iowa and near the top nationally, how do you explain that? >> we ask him about comparing union protesters to isis and whether he's changed some of his positions? >> question, isn't that amnesty? >> governor scott walker. it is a fox news sunday exclusive. and an 11th hour funds the department of homeland security for one more week, but the
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stand-off continues. >> i'm just saying to the speaker, get a grip. get a grip mr. speaker. >> can the republican-led congress overcome the early fumbles. we'll ask the house majority whip steve scalise. plus with some democrats boycotting netanyahu's speech to congress, has the support to is real become a political football. our group weighs in? and the power player of the week. opera singer renee fleming puts me to the test. >> i would challenge you to increase that. hello again from fox news in washington. we begin with breaking news. the top contenders for the republican presidential nomination spoke to the conservative political action conference or cpac this week. afterwards they held a straw
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poll and here are the results. kentucky senator rand paul won for the third consecutive year with almost 26% of the vote. but the big story now is the straw poll's runner-up wisconsin governor scott walker. in the key state of iowa he leads all potential candidates by double-digits and he's moved into the lead in national polls. i went to cpac on friday to talk with walker about his rise, some controversies and his record as governor. >> governor, welcome back to "america's news headquarters." >> good to be with you. >> you shot to the top of the polls in iowa and how do you explain it? >> i think people admired what we were doing in wisconsin. we were winning for the taxpayers. people admired it but if we run for a campaign should we get in, said maybe this guy could win. >> and your big appeal, you
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could see it here at cpac is that you took on and beat the workers in wisconsin but this week you compared that to taking on isis. >> if i can take on 100,000 protesters, i can do the same across the world. >> isn't there a big difference between protesters and isis? >> there is. and i want to make it clear. i'm not comparing the two. i can take on conflict. to me i apply to that saying if i were to run and if i were to win and be commander and chief i believe that kind of leadership is necessary to take on radical islamic terrorists. >> all right. let's talk about leadership and if you are president of the united states right now, would you commit u.s. ground forces to combat isis in any way, shape or form? >> i believe we should not take any action on the table. >> don't want to run in the war.
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i have bracelets on my wrist of gold star families given to me at funerals of their sons and i'm not eager to do another one of those funerals in the future, but by the same token i don't want men or women like them to have died in vain. when we say there is radical islamic terrorism like a virus, we want to make sure it doesn't spread. >> you say you wouldn't take anything off the table. you are president today and talking about leadership would you commit ground forces, whether it is a full-scale invasion, or ground forces would you commit to a combat role? >> it would require a number of things. listening to the joint chiefs and national security advisers and others listening to those out in the field is the best way to do that and to bring together a coalition. to reaffirm our major asset our major ally in the region being israel and others around the world. with david cameron, the prime minister of the united kingdom
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and increasing the saudis and the turks we could put together a global coalition to take this on. >> you have taken on some heat i don't have to tell you for refusing to say whether or not president obama love this is country or whether or not he's a christian. and the conventional wisdom is you are either pandering to the obama-haters or not ready for prime time which is it? >> the answer is neither. i'm not going to take the manufactured media crisis and take and follow that path instead of going to the path i think americans want which is leaders to stand up and tell them where they stand on the issues that matter to them and talk about how they can ensure the family out of work for last six months can be part of the recovery and talk about how we'll take the power out of washington and put it in the hands of the hard-working taxpayers. those are things people care about. and after last week's visits to wisconsin and michigan when i heard from people talk about what happened in washington, they said you need to push back and say that is what the american people want to talk about, not this nonsense. >> i agree with you.
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the question about whether or not obama is christian was nonsense and stupid. and whether or not he was patriotic by rudy julg. and one of your contender said i don't think there is a question but . >> but the mayor showed up half-way through a dinner that night. and what i've said since that time, i don't question that. i think any person who is willing to put their name on the ballot has to have a love for their country and jurisdiction and state no matter where they run. my point wasn't to get into the middle of that but to say i want to lift the debate up to talk about issues that people care about and i'm not going down that path or make those arguments i'm going to talk about things that matter to
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every day americans. >> and just to be clear, you think president obama love this is country? >> i think he and anybody else who is willing to put their name on the ballot certainly has to have a love for country to do that. >> you say that you are a fiscal conservative but the latest projection, two-year out projection from the state of wisconsin, is that you will face a $2 billion budget shortfall. that sure doesn't sound conservative. >> that is state budgeting that in the fall request that came in, including the agencies i don't control, that is the total tally if i gave them everything. the state budget i presented ends the two-year period with surplus surplus. >> but part of the way you balance the budget and get rid of the $2 billion budget shortfall is you cut funding -- state funding for the university of wisconsin higher education system by 13%. and you cut funding for the state park system by 28%.
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governor, are those your priorities? >> what i'm doing with the university of wisconsin system a system i care about because my son attends one of those campuses, i'm giving the same tools i gave to the department of publication. four years ago they said it would -- devastate the public education, bnd now we can put the best and the brightest in -- >> but the university said they will have to raise tuition -- >> they are not, for the next two years -- >> but they are saying they have to. >> we'll put a cap on it. and we'll be much more affordable than any other campus in america. they said it will lead to gloom and doom. our scores are up and our s.a.t. scores are up. we believe it is about reform. in washington they talk about cutting forms and that is about austerity and in wisconsin we've pushed for reforms. the reforms that worked before and it will work here. >> and while you work back
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reforms for workers, you said a right-to-work bill would be a distraction. >> it would bring in another group of protesters to the capitol and distract from all of the other things, tax reform, entitlement reform [ inaudible ] all of the things we want to do going forward. >> and now the republican legislation is fast tracking right to work and you say you will sign it. why the flip? >> it was not a flip. i was just a sponsor in the legislature. never said i would veto it. i asked them for it to not make a distraction early on in the agenda. they are acting on it now. now is in the midst of the time. >> so why it -- why was it a distraction during the campaign and not now? >> i laid out what i wanted to do with education tax reform we've been able to lay out on the table. it is a perfect time now because the legislature is not acting on those things in the budget and we'll have signed it by next week. >> your critics accuse of you
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another flip. they note the fact that during the re-election campaign when you were running against a woman, you ran this ad. >> there is no doubt in my mind the decision of whether or not to end a pregnancy is an agonizing one. that is why i support legislation to increase safety and to provide more information for a woman considering her options. the bill leaves the final decision to a woman and her doctor. >> do you believe that a woman has a right to end a pregnancy at any point during the nine months? >> i think ultimately i'm pro-life because that is an unborn child. when i think about the ultrasound picture that my wife and i saw of our first son who is now going to be 21 this june, it is undistinguishable not to recognize that is a human life. that is why i'm pro-life. and we act on the grounds legally to act under the supreme court's decision and we'll act that way at the federal level if we were in that position as well. but ultimately it is a life. >> but ultimately it is her
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choice. >> that is what it is under the guidelines from the supreme court. >> and would you change that law? >> that is not a change you can make. the supreme court has made that. i believe in the right to life and other things that can be done at the state and federal level. >> over the years you have supported comprehensive immigration reform and a right to citizenship for people who pay penalties. this is for the 11 million people in this country illegally. here is what you said to a wisconsin newspaper in 2013. >> can you envision a world where, with the right penalties and waiting periods and meeting the requirements, where those people could get citizenship? >> sure. yeah. i think it makes sense. >> question isn't that amnesty? >> i don't believe in amnesty and i made that a firm position because i look at the way the president has mishandled that issue. i'm one of the governors -- one of the first governors that joined the lawsuit that has been successful on the initial technicality and i hope we
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prevail throughout the courts and the way you enforce it is not through amnesty, but to enforce the laws and to give employees, job-creators the tools like e-verify to make sure the law is upheld going forward. >> the question was can you envision a world where if these people paid a penalty, that they would have a path to citizenship and you said sure, that makes sense. >> i believe there is a way you can do that. first and foremost you have to secure the border or none of the plans make sense. >> but it is a little bit slippery here. back when you were the milwaukee executive you supported the kennedy-mccain plan. are you saying tough enforcement and e-verify, the 11 million people already here, pay a penalty and they get citizenship? >> no. i'm not talking about amnesty and the reason is over time i -- >> you said you supported it. >> and my position changed. i frat out am saying it.
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>> so you changed from 2013. >> absolutely. i've talked to governors on the borders and talked to people across america and the concern i have is we need to secure the border and put in place a system that works a legal immigration system and part of doing this is putting the onus on employers and getting the e-verify but not through amnesty. >> are you surprised you've come under so much fire so early and in a sense do you see it as a back-handed compliment that the other side democrats and liberals are afraid of you. >> there is no doubt about it. if you look at wisconsin, we didn't just win three times in four years we won the highest percentage of republican votes but that is not enough to win in wisconsin. had to take a 12 point margin in a state that hasn't gone republican for president literally since 1984 not only when i was in high school as i joked yesterday, i had a full head of hair at that point. to me i think voters recognize
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that people in the center want what many people in the base of the republican party want and that is not a litany of issues they want someone who will fight and win for them and someone who will tell them what to do and then ultimately go out and lead. >> and finally you are the son of a baptist leader and what is the role in your private and public life. >> lincoln said god doesn't pick winners in politics he just calls us to be on his side. in this case there are people of faith that can have a variety of political views but for us we make important decisions to run for governor and it was for us praying about it and asking if it was god's will to run. when i got marries and decided to have children, we made important decisions an the same would be true here. we are trying to discern whether if it is god's will for us to run and in terms of who is
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winning, it is up to the voters. >> governor, thank you. safe travels. >> thank you. up next, israeli prime minister netanyahu addresses congress this week but some democrats plan to boycott his speech. we'll bring in our sunday group to discuss what the split means for u.s. relations with israel. and plus what would you like to ask the panel about the gop decision to invite netanyahu without telling the white house? just go to facebook or twitter at fox news sunday and we may janet? cough if you can hear me. don't even think about it. i took mucinex dm for my phlegmy cough. yeah...but what about mike? (cough!) it works on his cough too. mucinex dm relieves wet and dry coughs for 12 hours. let's end this.
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a degree of partisanship which is not only unfortunate, it is destructive of the fabric of the relationship. >> susan rice using some of the toughest language yet to criticize house speaker boehner inviting israeli prime minister net net net netanyahu to speak. and joining me jason reilly from the washington post and jane harman former congresswoman and kathleen parker from the washington post and charles lane. and we asked for questions and karen writes what was the turning point for america where israel became the enemy of the democrats. what happened to the respecting leaders that support america. when did things turn ugly between president obama and prime minister netanyahu? >> i think this has been building for sometime? >> netanyahu is worried about
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the very existence of his country and that is what is driving this decision to come here and address congress. and foreign dignitaries have done this before. this is not unprecedented in any way and we have to remember, like the questioner said, the enemy is iran not israel. and those people making a show of boycotting the speech are giving comfort to the enemy in a sense. >> congresswoman harman, you are a big long-term supporter of israel and do you have any problem with the inviting and accepting of the speech. >> giving comfort to the enemy is strong and i don't agree with that at all. and i think democrats in congress love israel too. but our relationship with israel depends on a strong bipartisan relationship. having said that if i were a member of congress now i would attend the speech but i think the timing and the process of setting up the speech was poor. and that netanyahu would have been advantaged if he had decided in the last month or so to say i will come after the
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election, with the unity government, i'm sure i will be part of that government and he would look much more like a statement and i took that exact view to his intelligence minister who asked me a month ago what i thought he should do. >> what did he say? >> he said he would pass along and obviously the prime minister doesn't agree. and we are where we are. but the big deal is democrats and republicans love israel and all of us care about the threat to israel from iran. >> let me just say, because the real issue here isn't the speech. the real issue here is the nuclear deal that the west and that the u.s. and our five other allies although china and russia i don't know if they are allies, but they are trying to negotiate with iran. here is what president obama said about where the deal stand this is week. >> i gave the amir an update and a short hymn that our goal here
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is to be able to verify that iran does not have a nuclear weapon. >> kathleen, that is the concern, that where this began as an effort to dismantle the nuclear program and now you hear the president talking about making sure that iran, present tense, doesn't have a nuclear program. >> it is such a complex thing because the president said we can't trust iran to not try to pursue nuclear arms. we understood that. and now we need iran to help us in our support of isis. so we have multiple moving parts. as for the netanyahu speech, i feel like it was his invitation to decline and this is not the first time that speaker boehner has invited him to speak. back in 2011 he asked and he went to the white house and specifically asked whether that would muck up what was then sensitive iran negotiations and the white house didn't get back for a month and when they did, the response was it is up to
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you. we'll leave it in your court. and this time i don't think the speaker felt they had to corroborate with the president. they did give the white house the heads up before they announced it albeit an hour before, but the protocol is missing history here. >> and i would add republicans aren't the only ones concerned about this deal. the top-ranking democrat on the senate foreign relationship menendez is concerned about this. whether this is a partisan effort to go after the president is not true. if they are so confident and the deal is so air tight and the arguments are so forceful why is it afraid for congress to hear another perspective. >> let me bring in chuck. let's get off the speech and talk about the deal. and what do you see happening here? because it seems to me that as this plays out, this could get very dicey. what if congress imposes more sanctions and what happens on
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march 24th if they do or don't get a deal and if this all falls apart, are we prepared to go to war? >> the march deadline is really -- kind of an interim squishy deadline because the ultimate cap is june when supposedly the thing would all fall apart. >> but the president has said there is an agreement in principal. >> right. now, already thif disarmed, so to speak congress a little bit, because the bill to impose sanctions was withdrawn and they won't do that. the next piece of legislation in the work is giving congress a say, a bipartisan bill moving in the senate, would give congress a say in the final deal. to me the key element of the whole thing is going to be what happens to the sanctions, to all of the sanctions including the u.n. security counsel sanctions and if they are removed at the beginning of the deal. >> no, i think it is supposed to be phased in. >> that is what obama wants and what the u.s. is insisting on.
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but if the iranians don't agree with that, then the deal will fall apart. >> the new legislation was just introduced on friday it is a new corker-menendez bill and it removes the president's ability to waive a limited amount of sanctions during the first 60 days after the deal. it said congress will review the deal and they will decide whether that waiver is okay or whether to add something. >> and they are working to keep congress out of this. >> congress can't be kept out of it. i actually think that is a pretty strong idea. better than the one they had, which is congress is at the negotiating table. that is unprecedented. this way i think this could strengthen the administration's hand in getting a better deal and there needs to be a strong deal or no deal. >> i think we've been going -- we've in the -- we're in the weeds, but let's step back and look at the big picture here. what has happened? the its and israel are at each other's throats. the republicans and democrats are at each others throats. the united states and our sunni
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allies are at each others throws an the only person sitting back and watching this very happy about all of this division is iran. and at some point this process got out of control and started generating conflict and division among the u.s. and its allies. and france is not terribly happy about the way this negotiation is going. so at some point president obama is going to have to start moving in the direction of pulling all of his people back together lest the deal fall apart and we get nothing out of it on the nuclear side and iran divides it. >> i think president obama is uncomfortable with that role. and that is a problem. he's uncomfortable being the leader of the free world and it has our allies and our enemies worried. it is not just iran. netanyahu notices it which is why he is coming over here.
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putin notices it. i think he is uncomfortable with it and it is noticeable. >> i disagree. i think he is doing a good job against isis and i'm confident with that. and we had a visit last year with qatar who is in that coalition and who is trying, i know there is skepticism but they are against gifts to terror organizations and have cracked down on this. but at any rate, i think obama understands america is an indispensable partner and figuring out the way forward is hard. >> and kathleen final word, do you think the president is getting played by iran and he is more anxious than this deal than anybody else. >> i don't know if he is getting played by iran but i don't think he is taking all of the consideration and the facets of this as he should be. as for as his willingness to be a leadner, this i think it comes
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down to a different approach in all things. president obama is much more atuned to the round table where we all sit down and sort of hash things out together. whereas israel is under existen shall threat at all time. and you can't bridge that gap i don't think -- look, to the leadership question, obama could have said about netanyahu, let him speak. i want to meet with him. what is wrong with that. >> a very good question. we have to take a break. panel, we'll see you later. up next, congress avoids a shutdown of dhs with a one-week extension and what does that say about the ability to governor. we'll ask the house majority whip steve scalise, next.
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congress narrowly avoided a partial shutdown of the department of homeland security, but there could be a roll back of the president's executive action on immigration. joining us from new orleans steve scalise. congressman, you kicked the can down the road on dhs funding, but what is going to be any different five days from now? won't you be in exactly the same fix that you were this last friday? >> well, chris, it is go to be with you. and what we did is passed a bill that now forces the senate to vote on going to conference. we actually passed a bill that pushes back on the president's illegal actions on grks-- immigration. they made changes to the bill we don't like and when the house and senate have disagreement, you go to conference and so monday the senate will be taking that vote. >> but, house democrats say --ee>
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or senate democrats say they won't go to conference. so aren't we in the same situation when the funding runs out next friday, five days from now? >> no. because two weekends ago senate democrats said they wouldn't take up the house-passed bill and sure enough they did take it up and voted on it. anybody who disagrees with the president's executive action, light up and put the heat on them from stopping them from blocking up and a federal judge that those that agree the president doesn't have the authority to do. >> house democratic leader nancy pelosi backed this one-week extension and wrote this to her members in trying to get them to vote for this one-week extension. your vote tonight will assure that we will vote for full funding next week. that is through september. so have you and the republican leaders made any commitment to nancy pelosi you'll have a vote
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for full funding this week? >> no. and in fact there was a vote for full funding on friday and we rejected that. and the next step is the senate will have a vote on monday to go to conference and i would urge democrats to stop blocking this and let's go to conference and work out the differences and put a check on this for the president who he said he doesn't have the authority to fund these immigration problems. >> and there is talk out there that speaker boehner is going to put a clean bill, a bill that would fund domestic violencethat would fund dhs through the end of the year without rolling back the executive action on grks and put that on the floor this week, if he does that will he lose his job? >> well chris, there is no such deal and there is no such bill. on friday there was a bill on the house floor to pass a clean funding bill and we rejected
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that because we said we are fighting the president on what he's done illegally on immigration and we want to continue it battle and go to a conference committee and we voted to go to conference instead of the clean bill and now the senate is forced to take a vote on monday and i would urge them to do it and urge the democrats to stop blocking our actions and to stand with the courts and the constitution and let's go and enforce the rule of law. >> there is a lot of talk that the so-called freedom caucus about 50 of the more hard-line, more conservative republican members are talking about going after john boehner's job as house speaker, how seriously do you take that talk about a revolt? >> chris we had that vote a few weeks ago and that is over. >> you are talking about the vote to make him speaker? >> that is correct. and obviously he is speaker and he's going forward and working hard to get our agenda moved through the house. and we've seen some good action.
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we moved the keystone pipeline bill. the speaker vetoed it but we had it on his desk and we're working on a budget to finally get control over washington spending an get a balanced federal budget. we're not slowing down we're moving forward with a strong agenda to get our country moving. >> forgive me congressman and i understand tour your role to put the best face on things but people are talking about what happened on friday night is as humiliating defeat on republicans and you wanted a three-week extension and 52 of your own members ended up voting against your own measure, that the leadership put out. and let me talk about your responsibility. because you are the tea party favorite who joined the leadership with the assurance you could bring more conservative members to back the leadership and also as the house whip, the person to counts the votes, what happened? >> well, chris, our goal last
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week was to pass a bill that funds the department while also continuing the fight with the president. which meant the next step was after the senate had taken language out of our bill that we had passed that pushes back on the president's action, we wanted to go to conference. >> i -- sir, forgive me. >> so that is the bill that we wanted -- >> you put up a bill for a three-week extension and you were defeated by 52 republicans, by your caucus what happened. >> 80% of the caucus voted for this including the members and we did pass a bill to keep this fight going through next week and monday is the vote now. we forced a vote in the senate. so our members have a lot of differences on how we want to go about tactics but our goal is the same. our goal is to fight this president's illegal actions on immigrations and we are in a position to force the senate to go to a conference which is what we wanted to do last week. >> but you haven't forced them
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to go to conference. they are going to go to vote on it and defeat it and you'll be back in the same situation. >> i wouldn't presume that. two weeks ago the senate democrats said they wouldn't take up our bill but on friday they were forced up to take up our bill. but they will take a vote. and that is why i say, that it is important for the people that agree with us that the president doesn't have the ability to put illegal immigration to put laws in place they need to light up the senate switchboard and make the democrats feel the heat that have been standing up with the president on his executive actions. >> let me change subjects on you. israeli prime minister netanyahu accepting an invitation from speaker boehner is going to address congress on tuesday morning and he's going to talk about how terrible he thinks the deal is that the u.s. and the west is now negotiating with iran. let's play this out.
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he asked congress to impose more sanctions and the talks break down. iran begins to get -- ramp up the nuclear program. what happens then? are you prepared to take this country to war to bomb -- to attack iran's nuclear program? >> well first chris, i almost prime minister netanyahu. i think it is a critically important speech that not only people through america will be watching, i think people throughout the world will be watching this because they understand how important this threat is of a nuclear-armed iran. and so while the prime minister has serious concerns about the negotiations, i share those concerns. and frankly, we saw the sanctions working well. so well that iran came to the table. unfortunately, the president removed those sanctions. >> sir, that is not -- >> did he -- >> he relaxed some of the sanctions but most are still in place. and the question i have for you. >> but they took the pressure off. we want to increase that
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pressure. >> but if the talks break down are you prepared -- it is a straightforward question, are you prepared to vote to take this country to war against iran? >> i'm prepared to continue doing what we need to do to stop iran from getting a nuclear weapon. there is strong bipartisan support in congress for increased sanctions against iran. >> what about war? >> i think you heard that. i think we need to keep the sanctions going. the sanctions were working. you want to prevent war. you talk tough but you have to back it up with actions. increased sanctions give us a better position. it is ultimately to achieve victory and that is to stop eye rap from getting a nuclear -- iran from getting a nuclear weapon and that is to stop and the battle against islamics is important but we have to stop iran and roll that back. >> and we haven't talked since the story came out back in 2002 you spoke to a group founded by
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david duke, the former clan leader and said that was a mistake and since that came out in december, have you made an effort to mend fences with the african-american member of the house? >> sure, chris. and i made it very clear that i reject bigotry of all forms. and so we continue to build relationships. and focus on things we can do together to get our country moving forward and to solve problems where we have joint agreement. i've been proud of the work i've done in new orleans. i was on the board of teacher america and we transformed a failed public school system in the city of new orleans. probably the most corrupt system in the country and now we have where kids were denied opportunity for educational advancement are getting great options where the parents have schooled competing for the kids. i want to continue doing good work like that where we can expand opportunities for all americans. that is what we're fighting for. >> congressman scalise thank you, thank you for joining us
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today and we'll stay on top of the new dhs funding deadline which is next friday. thank you, sir. >> it will be a full week. great being with you, chris. >> you bet. can congress get their act together. and the hillary clinton campaign. we'll bring back our panel to vote. and do you see a problem with the clinton administration taking donations. let me know on fox news sunday and use the #fns. how do i get hotel deals nobody else gets?... i know a guy. price-line ne-go-ti-a-tor! i know this guy... konohito... and this guy... who knows a guy. hey guy. i know a guy in new york, vegas, dallas. i've known some guys for decades and some, nice to meet ya, let's deal. my competitors may know a guy, but i know over 60,000 guys. and gals. exclusive hotel deals
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agencies and programs tasked with defending our home turf. >> this is really, really amateur hour to thenth degree. >> hall rogers and democratic leader nancy pelosi both expressing frustration over the dhs funding stalemate and back now with the panel. so kathleen, how much of a mess is this dhs deadlock especially for republicans and what do you think of the reports that john boehner's job might be in jeopardy? >> well it is a mess because once again the republicans have put themselves in the position of being seen as the obstructionists, the people who can't govern or contrary to what scalise just said move forward. obviously the goal of republicans this time around was simply to get the senate to vote on something. they wanted to be able to -- sort of spread the blame around, i think, a little bit. but as to boehner's problems of leadership, it is less of a problem of leadership of this
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50-person rebel rousing crowd who are never going to vote with anyone. they are -- they are there to vote against. that is what they came to office to do and that is what they are going to do. when they fail, they want to fight these unwinnable battles and when they fail to win, such as tieing health care to funding last year and whenever this was and now this, the immigration issue, they can't win these things. and yet, when they can't win them, they blame leadership instead of understanding that it is their own amateur hourness that is getting in the way. >> all of you rememberel rousers that are -- rebel rousers that are involved send your e-mails to -- chuck, why do conservative members of congress this week say they don't know how to
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surrender and they don't have the votes to force the democrats and to force the president to roll back the immigration executive order and the problem is, we're just stringing this out for another week. is that fair? >> it is like they are bleeding themselves at this point. and the irony is they had such a great off-ramp available when this federal judge essentially stopped the president's immigration action in its tracks. it is not going into effect. it is not happening. and in fact, it is in a bit of limbo while that goes on. as senator mcconnell perceived immediately, this is the perfect out for the republicans. and this is just a measure of the -- the nice way to say it -- is the highly principals stand of this freedom caucus or some might say the utterly pragmatic stand, they won't even take that and you have the situation where they will bleed more and more. people talk about boner being thrown out -- boehner being thrown out, but i don't understand why he wants the job.
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>> boehners best move is to put theill on the house floor. he put a three-week funding bill on the floor. >> do you think there will be a revolt? >> no. i think some 50 people will be mad as hell but he will enhance his chances of surviving as leader and oh by the way, let's put america first rather than putting who should be to blame. >> and i want to put to the report that the clinton administration has been receiving contributions from foreign countries, including nigeria after hillary clinton came into office as secretary of state. here is what carly feorina had to say about that. >> explain why we should accept
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that the millions and millions of dollars that have flowed into the clinton foundation is acceptable. governments that deny women the most basic human rights. >> congresswoman harmon, does that bother you at all? are you bothered by these donations going to the clinton foundation? >> yes. there was a process set up. all of the other contributions were reviewed as i understand it. there was transparency. this was an unsisitied contribution, at a time when u.s. was duluthed for help for haiti. i guess it got lost in the system. i think it needs to be explained. i don't understand why the money wasn't returned or in some way, after the fact, approval wasn't sought. but i assume the foundation will explain it. i want to add, chris that wilson center accepts small
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amounts of border approval but we have transparency. >> that the question these millions of dollars -- maybe you are running for president. >> i am president of the women's center. >> here's the question. hillary clinton will run for president and the clinton foundation is continuing to accept millions of dollars in donations from countries. a lot of which, like algeria, like qatar, have problems with the united states, have human rights problems. aren't they in a way trying to buy influence from hillary clinton by contributing money to the foundation that has her money on it? >> i think the appearance of what is happening is poor. and i think the process that they have whatever that is needs to be fully disclosed and there has to bs absolute transparency and people will make judgments for themselves. but foreign governments giving limited amount of money to groups, if fully disclosed and if approved, i think is certainly in the context of the
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wilson center, okay. >> but again a different situation. >> it is. >> let me just ask you this. >> a foreign government, any foreign contribution it an american candidate is forbidden by law. should it be all right to give money to a foundation that has the candidate's name on it? >> well, i'm not a lawyer. but i -- >> i'm not comparing you with the lawyer. i think the appearance of inpro pry at here is everything. and common from liberals who like to lecture is about politics. during mid term elections, considered bought and paid for hillary clinton is through her foundation taken money from qatar, algeria kuwait. does that mean she is bought and paid for? these are the folks who lecture about how horrible the decisions united situation was. then we found out that her foundation is taking this money. again, i think the clinton foundation is less a charity
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than a political group. basically a super pac. >> perception is everything that becomes reality. it is a big problem for hillary clinton. one thing we haven't mentioned is that it cuts through the question of judgment because all of this controversy could have been preempted had she not insisted, had she insisted on having her name as part of the foundation. >> one last point, in 1996, the clintoned had a big problem with alleged foreign money coming into the dnc and their campaign operation from china, et cetera. this will remind everybody of that. >> in one second, the clinton foundation has done a lot of good in the world. >> must be said as well. >> all right. i love the fact there are three final segments here. up next, our power player of the week. the people's diva gives me a singing lesson. >> are you tenor? >> i don't know what i am. i used to sing in the bathroom.
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all right. i admit it, i don't like opera. hours of people howling in a language i don't understand. but if anyone will ever get me to change my mind, it's our power player of the week. >> i haven't really been able to transfer into that extraordinary worldly creature. other than i hope on stage. >> renee flemming has been called the people's diva. a title she loves. ♪ ♪ >> yes she is america's leading opera star who played 54 different roles. but she prides herself on being down to earth.
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>> are you at all a diva? are you difficult? >> am i a diva? well, you know, there are people who probably had their moments with me. a lot of bad behavior in singers is caused by nerves. but my philosophy is that the people around us are there doing as much work, if not work behind the seens and they are the last people you would ever be unkind to. so i hope i'm not a diva off stage. ♪ i want to live ♪ >> she made a point of going beyond opera singing rock and jazz. and last year becoming the first classical artist to sing the national anthem at the super bowl. >> in those two minutes, which have to be perfect or it will follow you for the rest of your career, i can't say i've had another experience quite like it, but it was thrilling. >> whatever the venue flemming is also known as the beautiful voice.
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>> how is it that you're able to create this remarkable sound? >> my theme is horrendous, right -- >> no. >> it is weak and not very res nant. but when i sing, it is a totally different range, color, all of it. all about the breath. you take in a breath and if you take a breath and say, helloo, renee. say that. >> hello renee. >> and then i teach you thousand enhance that. hello, renee. >> hello, renee. >> are you a tenor? >> i don't know what i am. i used to sing in the bathroom. >> just try a siren. >> no, i'm not doing that. >> renee who just turned 56 said she will retire from opera within three years and just do
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recitals. >> my whole career played these girls sort of 18 to 23. so you know and we can suspend disbelief it a point, and then you think, okay, that's enough of that. >> but don't worry, the people's diva will continue to share her remarkable talent. >> it's just something incredibly moving, that human being, a human being can make this sound. and that great music has been cultivated around it. so i feel very privileged to be doing it. >> this april, flemming opens on broadway in a comedy called "living on love." her role, an opera diva. and that's it for today. have a great week. and see you next fox news sunday.
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